Yokosuka MXY9

The Yokosuka MXY9 Shuka (秋花, "Autumn flower")[1] was a projected development of the MXY8 training glider, adding a small thermojet-style jet engine, the Tsu-11. It was intended to provide further training for pilots who were to fly the Mitsubishi J8M and Mitsubishi Ki-200 rocket-powered interceptor aircraft.[2]

MXY9 "Shuka"
Role Trainer
Designer Yokosuka
Developed from Yokosuka MXY8

None were built prior to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

Specifications (MXY9, as designed)

Data from Japanese Secret Projects[2]

General characteristics

  • Length: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 17.7 m2 (191 sq ft)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Tsu-11 thermojet, 1.7 kN (380 lbf) thrust

Performance

See also

Related development

Related lists

Notes

  1. Minoru, Akimoto (1995). 太平洋戦争 日本海軍機 航空ファンイラスレイテッド No.83. Bunrindo. p. 63.
  2. Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174.

References

  • Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174.
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